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  • SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Stony Brook
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Do you know where and what the Grand Canyon is? Do you know red wood trees? What animal carries the ebola virus?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"If you were really passionate about treating a patient but the person refuses it, what will you do?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"How did your experience as a nursing assistant and shadowing doctor help in your decision to become a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"He told me about the difficult parts of being a doctor and why despite all that I would want to become one instead of becoming a professor." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"He told me about the difficult parts of being a doctor and why despite all that I would want to become one instead of becoming a professor." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website (they will ask why this school over others so know what sets them apart), watched videos on interview taking, put together a list of questions to ask." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very laid back and the students were very friendly and helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be very observant of little things like whose name is on the door of the room you are interviewing in, just in case it's not that of the person asking you the questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Know yourself more than anything. If from a different country like me, know where some good restaurants are and be able to talk about your culture. If you don't know an answer, it's okay - say so. Educated guesses are welcome. Always tell a story with your answer (short answers allow for awkward silence) and conversation flows better that way. Make that list of questions you genuinely are concerned about." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

America's Best Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

February 24th

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they were fantastic!" Report Response

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